85-year-old Lawrence Windham was only trying to put gas in his vehicle. He didn’t realize a violent thug would be crossing paths with him.
Windham had pulled into the gas station, near Larry Ray Richey’s vehicle. As Windham pumped his gas, he was confronted by Richey, and then Richey inexplicably assaulted him. He struck Windham in the face multiple times, causing traumatic injuries. Windham was already headed to the doctor when he had stopped at the gas station, and so refused medical treatment… but later that night, he died.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office is investigation the cause of death, to determine whether Richey’s assault caused Windham to pass away. Richey has been arrested, and is charged with elder abuse and battery causing great bodily injury. He is being held on $150,000 bail.